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Month: April 2024

Webinar: Highlights in Fines and Fees Reform

April 4th, 2024

Legal financial obligations, also known as court fines and fees, can cause serious hardships for court users and defendants.

Join the webinar to learn how Delaware, New Jersey, and New Mexico approached eliminating fines and fees and found new funding sources for their courts.

This webinar, supported by SJI and the CCJ/COSCA Fines, Fees, and Pre-Trial Practices 2.0 Task Force, is the first in a series on legal financial obligations and pre-trial practices.


  • Hon. Nathan Hecht, Chief Justice, Texas Supreme Court


  • Gayle Lafferty, State Court Administrator, Delaware
  • Artie Pepin, Director, New Mexico Administrative Office of the Courts
  • Hon. Stuart Rabner, Chief Justice, New Jersey Supreme Court

Register today.

For more information, contact Sam Griffith.

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Webinar: BJA FY2024 Funding Opportunities for Courts

April 4th, 2024

Does your court need funding?

NCSC is pleased to offer state and local courts a chance to learn about upcoming Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) funding opportunities for fiscal year 2024.

Presenters will detail the primary initiatives that BJA will fund and describe eligibility requirements, estimated funding amounts and application resources.


  • Shelly Cern, MPA – Principal Court Management Consultant, NCSC


  • Tarasa Napolitano, State Policy Advisor, Programs Office, BJA
  • Erin Pfeltz, Division Chief, Programs Office, BJA
  • Andrew Rodeghero, State Policy Advisor, Programs Office, BJA
  • Michelle White, Senior Policy Advisor, Policy Office, BJA

Register today.

For more information, contact Conor Geiger.

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American Judges Association Midyear Conference

April 5th, 2024

The American Judges Association will host its midyear conference from April 5th to April 7th in New York, New York.

The conference will focus on the theme Building Better Courts for Children and Families.

The conference will include sessions such as:

  • Neuroscience and the Adolescent Brain
  • Court Outreach Programs for Kids
  • How to transform the way we Keep Children safe from Domestic Violence, and more.

For more information, please visit AJA’s website or contact

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Webinar: Engaging and Empowering Your Staff

April 10th, 2024

Join us for the first session in the Navigating Leadership Webinar Series.

Have you ever observed leaders who authentically appreciate, trust, and value the people they serve? They can develop and unleash the greatness of each staff member they encounter.

Employee engagement is the emotional commitment someone has to the organization and its goals and values. Engaged employees care about their work and the organization.

Join Sonja Kruger as she shares her experiences engaging and empowering her staff and building trust and honoring vulnerability within her team. By talking about trust and vulnerability within your team, you can build relationships in the workplace and see positive outcomes.


  • Sonja Kruger, Deputy District Administrator, Fifth Judicial District, Minnesota Judicial Branch

Register today.

For more information, contact Abby Kuschel.

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